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September 2016

Ease into Summer at Eikendal

September 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017

Ease into summer with an Eikendal Experience - From light pizza and wine pairings to a lazy vineyard walk... Although serious when it comes to producing its award-winning wines of great fruit purity and finesse, Eikendal Vineyards, has ‘lighten up’ with a fresh new list of leisure attractions to satisfy the whole family this summer. “Conveniently situated midway between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, Eikendal has steadily built a reputation as a popular, child-friendly destination and our ‘lighter’ Eikendal Experience salutes the…

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October 2016

Pop-up Restaurant at Uitkyk Wine Estate

October 15, 2016 - January 29, 2017

Uitkyk Wine Estate has welcomed Pikant Catering and Events in a collaboration that will see a pop-up restaurant on the farm, taking up residence in and around the Uitkyk Tasting Room. Pikant has made Uitkyk its home from 15 October 2016 to 29 January 2017 and is open for lunch 7 days a week. The Pikant lunch menu features hearty, healthy meals that will pair beautifully with Uitkyk’s wines. From Oven Baked Honeyed Camembert to Bacon Wrapped Sirloin Skewers and…

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Market at Val de Vie

October 23, 2016 - February 12, 2017

The Market at Val de Vie makes for the perfect day-trip for the entire family Val de Vie Estate welcomes you to join them for an exciting day out in the exquisite Paarl-Franschhoek Valley at their monthly Sunday market. Each market will offer a variety of unique homemade fare sold from food trucks and vendors, as well as fun activities for children and a sports event for anyone to take part in. Sports events include a cross country and family…

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The Corobrik Collection of Ceramic Art

October 23, 2016 - February 5, 2017

Opening: Sunday, 23 October at 11:00 Where: Henry Preiss Hall, Pretoria Art Museum, Cnr Francis Baard and Wessels Street, Arcadia Park, Arcadia The Corobrik Collection housed at the Pretoria Art Museum is one of the most comprehensive collections of contemporary ceramics in the country. It charts the growth and development of studio ceramics in South Africa since 1972, when Ceramics Southern Africa was founded. The collection, sponsored by Corobrik, showcases the diversity of ceramics produced in South Africa and also shows…

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High Tea at De Hoek

October 26, 2016 - February 28, 2017

Summer time heralds the time to “Celebrate Life” and what better way to do this than to indulge in a sumptuous high tea. It’s the time to plan an afternoon of indulgence with your friends (or family) and take a short drive out to the beautiful De Hoek Country Hotel in the magnificent Magaliesberg. This popular ritual was originally made fashionable by Anna, the Duchess of Bedford in the early 19th century, when high tea was considered to be a…

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November 2016

Ngwenya Country Market

November 6, 2016 - December 31, 2017

“ I love the relaxed country atmosphere, the live music and the delicious food .”  “ I can create my own picnic basket ” “The curried samoosas are to die for.” Browse the interesting stalls and chat to the hard-working vendors. Taste their scrumptious food, including outstanding curried samoosas, prawn & steak rolls , cheeses and patés ,divine cakes and yummy crepes. Do your weekly shop and select a variety of the organic fruit & veggies, condiments, biltong and jams. Enjoy…

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Celebrate the Flavours of Proe Paarl

November 15, 2016 - March 1, 2017

Paarl will be pulling out all the stops to offer visitors a great experience ranging from outdoor activities, country cuisine, warm hospitality and award-winning wines. Whether you have time for a quick day trip or a weekend breakaway, Paarl is the place to play this summer. TASTE PAARL Paarl is becoming increasingly well-known for its culinary offerings and Proe Paarl has lined up some gourmet delights that will tantalise the taste buds. The magnificent Grande Roche hotel is offering a…

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December 2016

Stellenbosch Street Soirees

December 14, 2016 - March 22, 2017

Warmer weather and longer days echo the return of the ever-popular Stellenbosch Street Soirees - bi-monthly street parties bringing together wine farms, restaurants, locals and visitors in the vibrant streets of the City of Oaks. The Stellenbosch Street Soirees will take place every second and last week of the month for a hip crowd to immerse themselves in the inimitable food and wine culture of this forever young town, with live music adding to a cool and casual vibe. The…

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January 2017

New Year Delights at The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

January 1 - March 31

There's plenty to enjoy at The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa in the New Year. Here's what's in store... New tastes for the New Year (January 2017) so don’t miss out on Executive Chef Christo Pretorius’ Specialty Tasting Menus. Using only the very best quality, locally sourced seasonal produce, our Chef has created three special Tasting Menus to tantalise the palate. ‘Chef Christo’s Signature Menu’ includes the best seasonal selection (R750 per person for a five-course menu), while the innovative…

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What’s happening in the Midlands?

January 4 - January 29

January 2017 : Activities planned in the KZN Midlands Gartmore Farm Walk – Karkloof 4 January 09h00 to 12h00 Farm walk through wildflower-filled grasslands to the lovely little Yarrow Falls Contact Robyn McGillivray to book: 082 802 8949 Donation: R20 to Karkloof Conservancy Kilgobbin Forest Walk, Dargle Thurs 5 January 09h00 Explore the mist-belt forest along old logging paths R20 donation to Dargle Conservancy Book with Barend 082 878 0797 Milestone Forest Walk 6 January 09h00 to 11h00 Visit the…

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Events at Melville Koppies Nature Reserve in January 2017

January 8 - January 22

What’s on at Melville Koppies Nature Reserve  in January 2017? 08 January: Three-koppie hike starting 8.30am sharp from Melville Koppies Central. Park, pay and meet up with fellow hikers in the upper parking area at Marks Park, Judith Road, Emmarentia, opposite the Koppies’ entrance. Donation R50 adults; R30 children—must be over six years. No dogs. 15 January: Guided walk on Melville Koppies Central starting 8.30am sharp. Park at Marks Park, Judith Road, Emmarentia in the upper parking area. Then walk across…

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Stellenbosch Harvest Parade

January 28

Stellenbosch Harvest Parade brings fanfare to City of Oaks The oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch will be invaded by a colourful community of winemaking charismatics on uniquely adorned ‘chariots’ on Saturday, January 28. The annual Harvest Parade comes to this most prominent town of South African wine to usher in the grape harvest season with convivial cheer. The memorable Stellenbosch Harvest Parade also pays homage to the people behind this labour of love and especially the invaluable contribution of South Africa’s…

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Delheim Harvest Festival

January 28 - January 29
Delheim Estate,

Mark your calendar for 28 and 29 January, when Delheim Start of Harvest Festival returns. This is the time that farms across the winelands prepare to bring in the fruit, a time of joy after year-long toil and tending the vines. The popular grape stomping will also return, and there will also be live music and lawn games. There will also be Delheim’s new barrel-rolling races. As for the food, the harvest table format has been revamped. The feast is…

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February 2017

Tru-Cape’s Heritage Orchard Open Day

February 4

Tru-Cape opens Heritage Orchard to the public in February 2017 Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, the largest marketer of South African apples and pears, is opening its Heritage Orchard of historic apple and pear trees to the public for a guided tour hosted by Tru-Cape’s Quality Assurance Manager, Henk Griessel and New Varietal Expert Buks Nel at Oak Valley Estate in Grabouw on Saturday, February 4 between 10am and 12noon. There will be an opportunity to see and taste historic fruit no…

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Guided Hikes at Melville Koppies

February 5 - February 26

05 February: Guided group tour on Melville Koppies Central starting 3pm sharp. Park in the upper parking area at Marks Park, Judith Road, Emmarentia. Then walk across Judith to the Koppies’ entrance opposite. Donation R50 adults, R30 children. No dogs, and no children under six. 12 February: Three-koppie hike starting 8.30am sharp from Melville Koppies Central. Park, pay and meet up in the upper parking area at Marks Park, Judith Road, Emmarentia, opposite the Koppies’ entrance. Donation R50 adults; R30…

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Uitkyk brings you a Valentine’s Classic Outdoor Movie Night

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Uitkyk Wine Estate,

Uitkyk is bringing back old school romance with their annual Valentine’s Classic Outdoor Movie Night. Bring your own picnic basket with snacks and (non-alcoholic) beverages or pre-order a ready-made Uitkyk basket for a hassle-free eve of cuddling. Blankets and pillows will be supplied so you and your loved one can kick back and enjoy the all-time favourite film Dirty Dancing.  A lovely selection of Uitkyk’s wines will also be available for purchase. Tickets cost R80 per person. Gates will open…

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Stellenbosch Wine Festival

February 24 - March 26
Coetzenburg Sports Grounds,

The popular Stellenbosch Wine Festival presented by Pick n Pay is back and will again be hosted at the Coetzenburg Sports Grounds. The three-day event will take place from 24 to 26 February and offers the very best of the Stellenbosch wine routes, presented in an innovative, family-friendly, relaxed and entertaining outdoor format. Since its inception, the festival has become well-known for showcasing some of the finest wine the country has to offer. Add to that delicious food, great live music…

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Constantia Fresh Fine Wine and Food Festival

February 25

Local produce, gourmet canapés and over 200 wines are ripe for the picking at this popular annual event. The fresh green lawns of Buitenverwachting Wine Estate is where you’ll find foodies and wine enthusiasts on Saturday, 25 February 2017 for the eigth annual Constantia Fresh Fine Wine & Food Festival. Over 200 wines will be available for you to swirl, sip and savour, while you nibble on gourmet canapés prepared by some of Constantia’s most talented chefs. Your ticket includes…

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March 2017

OmmiBerg ‘Round the Rock’ Festival

March 4

Paarl Wine Route is celebrating the 2017 harvest in spectacular style with the 10th OmmiBerg ‘Round the Rock’ festival on Saturday, 4 March. Harvest season is a special time in this award-winning wine region and participating farms will host fun harvest activities for young and old to give visitors a glimpse into the magic of winemaking. Wine lovers can revel in the opportunity to be amongst the first to taste the young, unfiltered wines from the 2017 harvest. These wines…

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Hands on Harvest

March 10 - March 12

Experience the harvest in the heart of autumn with the 9th annual Hands on Harvest festival from 10-12 March 2017 in the beautiful Robertson Wine Valley. This down-to-earth country celebration offers families a chance to experience the magic of harvest while enjoying country hospitality. Indulge in country cuisine and enjoy delicious local wines from more than 40 wine estates, boutique wineries and tourism establishments from the Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson region. Experience the grape’s journey from vine to barrel…

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Cape Town Carnival

March 18

CAPE TOWN CARNIVAL 2017 TO SHOWCASE A DAZZLING SEA SPECTACULAR AMAZA! - Ocean Odyssey, to honour our oceans With its 2 500-kilometre-long coastline, South Africa has some of the most spectacular seashores in the world. No wonder, then, that next year’s theme for the Cape Town Carnival is AMAZA! - Ocean Odyssey. On 18 March 2017, our country’s oceans and beaches will be celebrated in dance, performance and music, when over 2 000 dazzling costumed performers and musicians’ parade down…

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January 2017

January 16 @ 2:55 pm
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